As a teenager growing up in Dayton, there was a time that UD basketball reigned supreme. Don Donoher's teams made the tournament on a consistent basis in the late 60's and 70's. In the 60's and early 70's only 16 teams made the tournament and UD made it regularly. The Buckeyes in that time were not king, it was the UD Flyers and UC Bearcats. Fred Taylor's Buckeyes were good, but not king. Not to take anything away from the Havlicek , Lucas, Knight, Siegfried team, but that was in the early 60's. I still love the Buckeyes, but today it's GO FLYERS!
This team was average at best, no shooters, no post play. The Spartan game is as irrelevant as this team is right now. I forsee a one and done season in both tourneys, B1G and NCAA. We are spoiled from the past 4 years. Thad Matta is a good coach, but not in the same class as Jim Boeheim, Gary Williams, Jim Beline, Dick Bennet, Bo Ryan and Tom Izzo. They can take an average team and make overachievers of them .We cannot be too hard on them, they are what they are. Not the 4 and 5 stars that Thad thought they were. Hopefully, a new season(post season) will help this team focus. Probably not.
Let the beatdown begin for the one and done Buckeyes. There will be no glory in either B1G or NCAA tournaments. Nothing but despair lies ahead for this frustation of a basketball team. Next year hopefully is better.
Matta is a fucking idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!! This team blowwwwwwsssssss!!!!!!!!!
We need to start fresh. Is it next year yet?
Has any body already said this team SSSSUUUUCCCCKKKKSSSS!!!!
This team cannot close the door on a team even when it's already shut.
No perimeter D, no rebounding and as usual no post play. This team blows again. Home does not mean shit to this team. How pathetic. 2nd round exit in the B1G tounament and NCAA also.
I am as happy as pig in $hit!!!!
I was premature in my statements. Second half will be key.
Good defensive coach, pathetic offensive coach. As much as I love Aaron Craft, a 4 year starter and still scores in single digits. That is coaching.
Gut check for this team the next 2 games. IF they drop to 3-7, definite bubble team for the NCAA. That is a big time stretch. If no NCAA. a 1st round loss will happen at home in the NIT. This team will never recover.
If you cannot take 4&5 star athletes and develop them into quality players, you have a team of no stars.
Time to try a new lineup. I am sure there are 6 other players that want to play on the bench.
Buckeye basketball=Northwestern football. Meltdown season.
I see cheap tickets going on sale.
You cannot be serious. This team is not Top 25 period. Penn St is 1-6 in the B1G. AAron Craft seems to be ordinary with no stud on the team. 4 year starter and you still score single digits. Not impressed. I like the kid, but never developed an offensive game.
You are absolutely correct!
This team has not played defense since the Nebraska game 3 weeks ago. When their defense fails them, they are very ordinary and sometimes down right bad. NCAA tournament is a stretch right now. They need this game because the next 2 games are L's. OT could be bye bye Bucks.
I hear you and feel your pain. I have said some of the same negative statements to only be bashed. A true fan says it like it is and saves the cheerleading to others. The cheerleader in me hopes you are wrong, but the fan side says you are right.
This game could make or break the Bucks. Illinois is reeling just like Nebraska, but this is a home game. I made comments in the past of Matta's ability to coach and must make a confession. He is an excellent defensive master of the game, but his teams have lacked offensive power with the exception of the players that arrived as pure shooters, Diebler, Buford, Thomas and Sullingers wide body inside game. I cannot remember a big man under Matta that was dominating on the offensive side of the court with the exception of Sullinger and Oden which is a stretch. When their defensive prowess has failed them, they have struggled mightily and quite often settled for the jump shot that seem to never fall. I hope tonight the ship gets righted and they can move forward after getting this monkey off their back.
You can win with talent as they have been. Look at Calipari's teams. They win with talent. His players are one and done. Look at Matta's talent:Conley, Oden,Turner,Diebler,Buford,Sullinger,Thomas,Cook and maybe a couple of others. They came to Ohio State as men. This team needs some serious coaching and Matta does not have it.
You can call me a troll all you want, but Matta cannot coach worth a $hit. He's one helluva a recruiter, but this team BLOWS BIG TIME. Sullinger left because he was not growing at Ohio State. Just look at Amir Williams and Trey McDonald, CLUELESS! NIT is going to be a push for this team.